A down-on-his-luck music manager discovers a teenage girl with an extraordinary voice while on a music tour in Afghanistan and takes her to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, Afghan Star.
Colm (Barry McEvoy) is a Catholic, and George (Brian O'Byrne) is a poetry-loving Protestant. In Belfast, Northern Ireland in the 1980s, they could have been enemies, but instead, they ... See full summary »
Richie Lanz (Bill Murray), a has-been rock manager takes his last remaining client on a USO tour of Afghanistan. When Richie finds himself in Kabul, abandoned, penniless and without his U.S. passport, he discovers a young Afghan girl named Salima with an extraordinary voice and manages her through Afghanistan's version of American Idol..
Second movie with Bruce Willis and Bill Murray. They were both in Moonrise Kingdom (2012). See more »
When Richie (Bill Murray) and Bombay Brian (Bruce Willis) go to the desert to do deliver the weapons/ammo and collect the money, one of the tribal elders tells them that they are being forced to grow poppy. However, Paktya province is virtually poppy-free, as the altitude is too high for that crop. On the other hand, it is common to find huge fields of marijuana plants. See more »
[having just finished singing her audition]
Mr. Lanz? I'm done.
Forgive me. No. You're just beginning.
You liked it?
Liked it? You made me want to swallow poison. And forget pitch, rhythm and tone... and emotional attachment to the lyric or the melody.
I'm sorry. I don't think I...
A grain of sand slips into an oyster... and irritates the bivalve. What happens?
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Just after the closing credits begin, there is an inset scene running alongside. In it, Bill Murray haggles with a vendor who offers him colored string. The vendor speaks no English, while Murray carries on his side of the negotiation in English only. Murray rejects the string, saying "Do I look like a guy who uses string?", but he wants to buy a stuffed elephant with mirrors on it because early in the movie he promised to buy his daughter that exact item. In the end he also buys the colored string. See more »
Rock the Kasbah had such an awesome cast, it's unfortunate that it sucked ass. The writing was plain terrible. There were too many instances of Bill Murray squeezing cheesy jokes in the worst places-- not that it's his fault, Bill Murray's the man--but his part was written horribly. This was also one of the only movies I've ever seen where I found the cinematography particularly bad. There were many unnecessary cuts between angles of a scene that completely killed the flow, especially on the plane scene towards the beginning. The movie did have a few funny and enjoyable moments, but if you're expecting a good flick I'd recommend to sit this one out.
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